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Old July 21st 05, 02:37 PM
Gee
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Hi All,

I have this very irritating problem with my machine.
First off I have got the latest driver for my motherboard which is the
Gigabyte 8N-SLI-R.
The video card is the GV-3D1 SLI with the latest drivers.
Ram 1 Gb DDR2 533 Corsair
And that is what my machine consist of oh and a 160Mb SATA Seagate drive.
There is no virus or spyware on my machine as I scan it all the time.
Running WinXp Pro SP2

The problem is that as my machine boots up and the logon screen appears it
will reboot. The very next time round I can log on and use the machine with
no further problem occurring.
Other times I can log on and be working for a few minutes doing whatever and
then the machine will reboot.
Then other times it will work for a day or two with no problem at all and
run for hours on end.
No error massages are given so I'm in the dark as to what is causing this
issue.

Thanks for any help in advance.


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Old July 21st 05, 02:53 PM
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Gee wrote:
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Temperature or PSU problem?
Post your temps and PSU specs so we know more.

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Old July 21st 05, 03:24 PM
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Temps are all below 45 deg C
Power supply is a 400 watt, voltages are all stable and smooth.


"Glitch" wrote in message
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Gee wrote:
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Temperature or PSU problem?
Post your temps and PSU specs so we know more.

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Old July 21st 05, 04:20 PM
Roger Hamlett
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"Gee" wrote in message
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Hi All,

I have this very irritating problem with my machine.
First off I have got the latest driver for my motherboard which is the
Gigabyte 8N-SLI-R.
The video card is the GV-3D1 SLI with the latest drivers.
Ram 1 Gb DDR2 533 Corsair
And that is what my machine consist of oh and a 160Mb SATA Seagate
drive.
There is no virus or spyware on my machine as I scan it all the time.
Running WinXp Pro SP2

The problem is that as my machine boots up and the logon screen appears
it
will reboot. The very next time round I can log on and use the machine
with
no further problem occurring.
Other times I can log on and be working for a few minutes doing whatever
and
then the machine will reboot.
Then other times it will work for a day or two with no problem at all
and
run for hours on end.
No error massages are given so I'm in the dark as to what is causing
this
issue.

Thanks for any help in advance.

I had almost exactly the same behaviour from an Asus A8N. It was fixed by
a newer BIOS, but it is only the latest 'beta' version that does not do
this. I found that if I deliberately left a DOS disk in the floppy, booted
to this, then removed it, and did a soft reboot, the machine would work
perfectly. Also disabling 'quick boot' improved the behaviour. It appeared
that some item of the hardware was not being properly initialised on the
boot. Because I was initially suspicious of hardware problems I tried:
A good memory test and different memory.
A different video card.
Different PSU.
Stripping the machine to 'bare'. Just a HD, one CD, memory and a video
card.
I was running with a large off-line UPS, which runs four machines, and
gives complete reporting of status etc..
It still did it, and after a few weeks I just used the DOS 'bodge' as
default, and left the machine running most of the time. I moaned to the UK
suppliers, but had little luck. Then another
beta BIOS appeared, and 'voila' the problem disappeared.

Best Wishes



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Old July 21st 05, 04:36 PM
Glitch
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Gee wrote:
Temps are all below 45 deg C
Power supply is a 400 watt, voltages are all stable and smooth.


Could be the power supply, what brand is it?
Also, try contacting Gigabyte for a new beta BIOs that is probably in
the works.


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Old July 22nd 05, 06:25 AM
Gee
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Thanks Roger,

I will try this I have got the latest BIOS installed, and I installed the
latest beta drivers last night for the board, so I'll have to see what
happens now on.

Thanks for all the help.


"Roger Hamlett" wrote in message
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"Gee" wrote in message
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Hi All,

I have this very irritating problem with my machine.
First off I have got the latest driver for my motherboard which is the
Gigabyte 8N-SLI-R.
The video card is the GV-3D1 SLI with the latest drivers.
Ram 1 Gb DDR2 533 Corsair
And that is what my machine consist of oh and a 160Mb SATA Seagate
drive.
There is no virus or spyware on my machine as I scan it all the time.
Running WinXp Pro SP2

The problem is that as my machine boots up and the logon screen appears
it
will reboot. The very next time round I can log on and use the machine
with
no further problem occurring.
Other times I can log on and be working for a few minutes doing whatever
and
then the machine will reboot.
Then other times it will work for a day or two with no problem at all
and
run for hours on end.
No error massages are given so I'm in the dark as to what is causing
this
issue.

Thanks for any help in advance.

I had almost exactly the same behaviour from an Asus A8N. It was fixed by
a newer BIOS, but it is only the latest 'beta' version that does not do
this. I found that if I deliberately left a DOS disk in the floppy, booted
to this, then removed it, and did a soft reboot, the machine would work
perfectly. Also disabling 'quick boot' improved the behaviour. It appeared
that some item of the hardware was not being properly initialised on the
boot. Because I was initially suspicious of hardware problems I tried:
A good memory test and different memory.
A different video card.
Different PSU.
Stripping the machine to 'bare'. Just a HD, one CD, memory and a video
card.
I was running with a large off-line UPS, which runs four machines, and
gives complete reporting of status etc..
It still did it, and after a few weeks I just used the DOS 'bodge' as
default, and left the machine running most of the time. I moaned to the UK
suppliers, but had little luck. Then another
beta BIOS appeared, and 'voila' the problem disappeared.

Best Wishes





 




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